Originally Posted by CPanther95
Sounds like you are placing your own specific definition on the poll answers than the ones intended.
I'm only using the definition of the word "fad", which is easily retrieved from the dictionary. Simple definition of terms. If terms have no agreed upon meaning then communication itself is futile.
|If 3D usage at home stayed at the current levels and grew no further, it would be considered a fad - at least in the context of the choices given - because it is a safe assumption that continued support would be unlikely.
My hypothetical was not meant to be realistic, only meant to make the point that a fad by definition is temporary after some early level of high interest is displayed. Of course 3D will not remain at the current level which implies zero growth.
The point is if it "remains" in use as feature, remains in consistent use by major studio on blockbuster movie releases, continues to get support from major game publishers, continues to get even a small but steady stream of 3D blu-ray releases then it by definition it would not be temporary ergo, not a "FAD".
What many posters have said in this thread is that they either are not personally interested in 3D or that they don't like it for one reason or the other. Perfectly fine points to make, but does not the tell us that 3D will be a FAD or not. Of course it's meant to say "I don't like it, therefore it's going to be a FAD" as reflected in the vote totals however in reality it answers a different question than the one as stated.
There are many technologies and trends I have little interest in and even dislike but I also would not call them a fad. I understand that they have a market segment or interest group that will sustain them without my participation.